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A Festival of Empire Wrapped in Technological Hubris

The Palace of Fine Arts lit up on the opening night of the centennial to match the lighting scheme that left such an impression a century ago.

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) took place 100 years ago in San Francisco. It officially commemorated two major events: the opening of the Panama Canal and […]


Early 20th century Babcock and Wilcox boiler at the La Martineña tequilaria. We were able to wander around freely through the facilities, which weren’t in use at this time of the year.


This is a photo essay, the last from our recent journey to Mexico, covering Tequila, a UNESCO Heritage site in […]